A magazine dedicated to aspiring teen-age groupies—it sounds like a parent’s worst nightmare. Which is why the Los Angeles-based Star magazine only lasted for five issues, in 1973, folding due to pressure from “concerned citizens.” Fortunately, the Internet knows no parental advisory board, and Ryan Richardson...has scanned all of the original issues of Star and put them online



Girls standing in water holding bunches of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic